Soniccouture Release Balinese Gamelan

25 individual Gamelan instruments in a 24GB Kontakt library      19/02/08

Soniccouture Release Balinese Gamelan

Soniccouture have released Balinese Gamelan, a major new sampled instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt as previewed by Sonic State news last December.
Here’s what Soniccouture have to say about it in their own words…
Sampling the unique, magical sound of a Balinese Gamelan is no small undertaking. The 25 instruments that make up The LSO's Semara Dana Gamelan Ensemble had to be recorded in great detail, as if each instrument were to be a sample library in its own right. Any compromise in the number of velocity layers or the round robin alternate samples could result in the whole living, breathing, sound losing realism and dynamic expression. All instruments were recorded in stereo, at 24 bit 96 khz to ensure a pristine recording of the very highest standard that will remain the benchmark for years to come.
The library is composed of single and paired Kontakt versions of the Gamelan instruments (see picture above). As many of the metallophones are played as a detuned pair, for convenience we have grouped them this way, including KSP scripting to humanise the velocity and timing for a natural response. Paired instruments also feature separate volume and pan controls. Smaller percussive instruments like the Kempli are grouped together, with KSP level and pan controls for fine tuning.

  • 24GB Library
  • 24 Bit 96Khz Stereo Sampling
  • 25 Individual Gamelan Instruments
  • Up to 20 Velocity Layers
  • Over 4000 Samples
  • Multiple Round Robin Layers
  • Kontakt 2 +3 Format
  • Package includes: 3 x DVD, Full Colour 24 Page Booklet, Limited Edition Metal Box
  • Metallophones:
    Jegog High
    Jegog Low
    Calung High
    Calung Low
    Penyacah High
    Penyacah Low
    Pemade High
    Pemade Low
    Kantilan High
    Kantilan Low
  • Kettle (tuned) gong sets:
  • Gongs:
  • Drums:
    Kendang High
    Kendang Low
  • Percussion:
    2 Kajar
    Ceng Ceng
Pricing and Availability:
Available now.
USD $499 / GBP £255 ( £299 inc VAT )
More information:

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